2020 Calendar of Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 20
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations

Serve your local community on this National Day of Service. Turn a “day off” into a “day on.” Students, faculty, staff and their families will serve a variety of organizations making a difference in our community. We will celebrate and reflect on our service over lunch workshops. Hosted by Community Engaged Learning and Hillel at Kent State.

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The Gift of Forgiveness: Letting go of 2019 and soaring into 2020
Convos and Coffee Chat Featuring Clotea Mack

Wednesday, Jan. 22
8:30 am
Williamson House

Join the Women of Color Collective (WOCC) in a very candid conversation about letting go of what weights us down in order to soar to a new destiny. The featured speaker, Cleotea Mack, is the founder of Lifted in Love an organization dedicated to empowering women to live their best lives now. A light breakfast will be served. This event is sponsored by the Women of Color Collective Employee Resource Group


I'm Better Than That - A Tribute to Eric Russell

Thursday, Jan. 23
12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Twinsburg Academic Center

Join us for a university-wide celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and this Civil Rights leader’s enduring impact within our communities and cultures. We will present I'm Better Than That - A Tribute to Eric Russell at Twinsburg Academic Center (and live-streamed to Burton Campus) on Thursday, January 23, at noon. The featured speaker is Julie Wynne-Martin, Eric’s mother. This program name reflects a book by the same title, which tells the story of Eric Russell, a Brush High School student who died from meningitis during his senior year. This event is sponsored by the KSU Geauga Diversity Planning Committee.


Race, Rights and Belonging Symposium

Friday, Jan.24
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Kent Student Center

Your voice matters! Please join us in a collaborative conversation on race, access and learning at Kent State University.

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A Celebration to Honor the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, Jan. 24
4:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Kent Student Center

Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, TV host, author and political commentator, will join Kent State University in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

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UNITE: Game Night

Wednesday, Jan. 29
4-6 p.m.
KSC 306, Kent Student Center 

Join the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a night of fun, food, connection and unity! Play board games, Nintendo Switch, and inflatable twister to build community, fellowship and explore identity with the Women’s Center, Student Multicultural Center , Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services (SRVSS), and LGBTQ+ Center.